The National LGBT Health Education Center
We provide educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) people.
The Fenway Institute has partnered with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to inform clinicians and transgender women about the results of a recent PCORI-funded study on heart health when using estrogen. The study found that transgender women taking estrogen for gender affirmation had a higher risk of stroke and blood clots than cisgender women and cisgender men, with the highest risk differences seen several years after starting estrogen. Two new Evidence Updates—short two-page summaries of the study and its findings—include practical information for both clinicians and for transgender women on how to keep the heart healthy and monitor risk during and after estrogen use. The Evidence Updates can be found at: www.pcori.org/new-evidence-transgender-health.
LGBTQIA+ people have been undercounted on the Census for too long. The Census directly affects how billions of dollars in federal funding for social and health services will be distributed. The 2020 Census is our chance to ensure that LGBTQIA+ communities receive their fair share of political representation and funding for the next decade. You can complete the census at www.2020Census.gov.
After careful consideration due to COVID-19 concerns, Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health on March 20th-22nd will now be held virtually via live stream.
Affirmative Services for Transgender and Gender Diverse People – Best Practices for Frontline Health Care Staff
This publication provides best practices and guidance for frontline healthcare staff on how to best serve transgender and gender diverse patients. Topics covered include gender affirming language, asking about sexual orientation and gender identity data, asking for name and pronouns used, and more. The publication features a quick-reference sheet that can be removed and posted in a workspace.
In this two part series, The National LGBT Health Education Center and the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders provide guidance on how to care for the sexual health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ older adults.
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Our library is open. We’re proud to provide no-cost educational materials on the latest developments, issues, and best practices in providing affirming LGBTQIA+ healthcare, by leading researchers and clinicians from across the country.
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